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May 10, 2017

Sheltering homeless families in San Francisco

Twenty years ago, San Francisco was facing a housing crisis similar to the one we are witnessing today. Families with nowhere to turn found themselves without options, and without hope. In response to the increased number of homeless families, Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center opened its doors in April 1997. A collaboration between Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of San…

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May 8, 2017

How to Help Immigrants in Our Community

It’s hard to read the newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing something about refugees and immigrants in the United States. And, it can be hard to know what to do or what to believe. At Catholic Charities, we believe that immigrants and refugees should be welcomed with love and compassion. Every day, our staff work to provide affordable…

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May 3, 2017

Changing Lives April 2017

Our last Changing Lives came out in April and focuses on welcoming strangers with compassion. Click here to read it now!

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April 27, 2017

Catholic Charities Appoints New Chief Executive Officer: Jilma Meneses

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 27, 2017 Media Contact: Cailan Franz 415 972 1294 Jilma Meneses to succeed Jeff Bialik as leader of one of the Bay Area’s most comprehensive social services agencies. Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, and the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, have appointed…

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April 24, 2017

Volunteer Impact 2016

Happy National Volunteer Week! Thank you for continuing to be a part of our community and making an impact in the lives of the children, adults, and seniors we serve. Learn about our impact!

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April 7, 2017

New Board Members Appointed to Catholic Charities Board of Directors

San Francisco, CA – Catholic Charities is pleased to announce that Paula H. Bennett, Kathy Grogan, Jay Paul Leupp and Lori Mirek have been appointed to the agency’s Board of Directors. The four new members have extensive executive experience from a variety of private and non-profit sector backgrounds. “On behalf of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, I am pleased…

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March 21, 2017

700 gather with archbishop for special immigration Mass

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated a special immigration Mass before 700 congregants at St. Peter Church in the Mission District on March 11 in response to requests from community members for his pastoral presence during a time of uncertainty. More than a dozen priests from parishes throughout the archdiocese took part in the bilingual Mass honoring the dignity of…

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March 7, 2017

Lenten activities with Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities in the archdiocese invites all to experience Lent in concrete ways by: Attending a program tour to witness firsthand Catholic Charities’ impact in the community; sharing your time by volunteering; making a difference by donating to those in need. “During Lent, we are asked to share our world equally, by growing in awareness about community needs and…

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March 6, 2017

Wholesale produce mart puts zero waste on the menu for food charities

By Tara Duggan,  San Francisco Chronicle March 3, 2017 Ebony Wilkerson’s eyes widen when she sees the cases of fresh portobello mushrooms and bunches of bright green organic cress with their roots still attached. “You want to take something?” asks Carolyn Lasar, food recovery coordinator at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, whose job is to get donations of produce…

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January 27, 2017

Mary Sutherland’s estate gift tinged with memories of Great Depression

When Chris Sutherland started sorting through her mom’s belongings after her death this year at age 93, she found, among other surprises, 32 broom handles stored in Mary’s neat-as-a-pin Balboa Terrace home. “My mother just didn’t believe in throwing things out,” Chris said of the late Mary Elizabeth Sutherland. “She was a child of the Great Depression. She always worried…

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